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Kyrgyzstan - Constitutional reform

24/11/2005 - 25/11/2005

Bishkek - Representatives of the Venice Commission took part in an international conference to review the constitutional reform in Kyrgyzstan.

Key issues such as division of state powers, independence of the judiciary and protection of human rights were addressed by a broad circle of participants ranging from representatives of Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament), presidential administration, political parties, judges, Ombudsman and civil society. Most of them are members of the Constitutional Conference, a body responsible for the constitutional reform in Kyrgyzstan.

A final version of the constitutional amendments should be issued before the end of 2005, following a short public consultation process. The Venice Commission is expected to provide an opinion on this text in early 2006.
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